, backstrap loom
, telar de cintura
, Synergo Arts
The ergonomic weaving bench for backstrap weavers enables women artisans to protect their health while producing more textiles of better quality. As a result, they increase their ability to provide for their families, and also preserve their weaving culture.
These Specifications and Drawings contain important information about how to safely and properly build, sell, use, and care for ergonomic weaving benches. The Spanish version is also available here on the Internet Archive:
These Specifications and Drawings are designed to be used in conjunction with a 10-minute educational video that Synergo Arts produced about the ergonomic features of the bench and how to adjust the bench to fit the weaver. The video is available on the Internet Archive and on YouTube, in both English and Spanish:
Please read these Specifications and Drawings, watch the video online, and follow the instructions and warnings carefully before building, selling, or using a weaving bench based on this educational information.
Synergo Arts has produced other educational resources about the ergonomic bench, and these are also available on the Internet Archive in English and Spanish:
A User's Guide:
A Quick Reference Card for bench users:
For more information please feel free to contact the author. Her website is: www.bewellworkbetter.com